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Radon Resistant Construction =
Radon Resistant Home

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Technical Description: 

Radon is an odorless, colorless radioactive gas naturally occurring in the earth that can cause lung cancer in humans. It can enter homes through foundations and basements unless steps are taken to prevent it. These steps include careful sealing of the foundation, installing a 4-inch layer of crushed rock under the foundation slab, laying a plastic sheet or rigid-foam insulation (rated for soil contact) with taped seams under the slab and foundation walls, installing a vapor barrier over earthen crawlspace floors and attaching it to the walls, and installing a passive radon vent system with a perforated drain pipe under the slab attached to a pipe that vents through the roof. A fan can be added if radon is not being adequately exhausted through the passive exhaust pipe.

Radon Resistant Home
Sales Message
Radon resistant homes help control one of the most significant health risks where we live. What this means to you is your family can breathe better every day knowing your home was designed and built to help manage a critical respiratory contaminant. Wouldn’t you agree protecting health is too important to ignore in new homes?